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Peter Mokaba Stadium
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DESIGNER
 
 
Prism Architects
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DESCRIPTION
 
Peter Mokaba Stadium Prism ArchitectsThe Stadium uses many design aspects to reflect the surrounding areas, such as baobab trees that inspired the structures to support the roof. These structures also serve as the vertical circulation routes for spectators, as well as housing lifts and electrical ducts and other technical areas.
The spectator seat patterns were designed to mimic the silhouette of the surrounding mountains as one approaches Polokwane from the South. The roof spans 176m and incorporates Lexan sheeting to minimize the contrast between shadows and daylight on the pitch. Sound insulation was also done under the roof to minimize the noise pollution eminating from the stadium, as we have 2 old age homes in close proximity. 
The design elements used gives the Peter Mokaba Stadium a unique look and feel.

The first event took place on 23 January 2010, which was a soccer tournament between 4 teams. The second event took place on 30 January 2010, which was a rugby match between the Blue Bulls and the Lions, dispelling any rumours that the venue cannot host rugby matches. Both events were hosted without any hiccups.
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MATERIALS
 
steel, aluminium, reinforced concrete, brick

  • The concrete used came to 60 000m3, enough to fill 556 double garages.
  • The fabric reinforcement used is enough to cover 3.5 soccer pitches.
  • The bricks used, will cover 660km if placed end to end.
  • There is enough ceilings and partitions to cover 2 soccer pitches
  • The floor tiling done will cover 2 soccer pitches
  • The roof over the Western side of the building spans 176m.

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LOCATION
 
Continent
Afrique
Nation
South Africa [Suid Afrika]
Province
Limpopo
District
Capricorn
Municipality
Polokwane
Town
Polokwane
Address
Webster Street
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Sports buildings
Stadiums, grandstands
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Realisation
2007 - 2009
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CLIENT
 
 
Polokwane Municipality
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Capacity
VIP seats 500
media/broadcast seats 1,675

total stadium seating 45,000
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Africon Consulting Engineers (assisted by SKM)
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN
 
 
NLA / Bagale JV
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STAFF
 
Design
Prism Architects (assisted by AFL Architects)
Project management
Seco / Betts JV
Quantity surveyor
KCM Quantity Surveyors
Consultant for energy and environment
EnviroXcellence / W TerreBlanche JV
General contractor
WBHO / Paul’s JV
Legal advice
Imvula Risk Management
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
Matches:
  • 13 June   Group C   Algeria - Slovenia
  • 17 June   Group A   France - Mexico
  • 22 June   Group B   Greece - Argentina
  • 24 June   Group F   Paraguay - New Zealand




See dossier South Africa, FIFA World Cup 2010



See other dossiers Stadi, Sudafrica 2010
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CREDITS
 
 
Photos © Prism Architects
Text edited by Prism Architects
Courtesy by Prism Architects

Prism Architects Peter Mokaba Stadium Polokwane



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